Education in South Africa is in crisis. Low literacy and numeracy rates, poor discipline, and a sense of despair pervade the education landscape. At the same time, educators are called upon to achieve more, with universities tasked to produce graduates capable of exercising responsible and reflective citizenship in a competitive and globalising world. However, universities face very complex demands and resource constraints. In this sobering context, this book provides an opportunity to learn from a bold experiment in teaching and learning taking place across two very different South African universities, one historically black, and one historically white and Afrikaans.
Conceptual Integration is a key operating principle in education and a powerful skill for any teacher.
The new science and technology framework has challenged higher education institutions in South Africa to create research partnerships with industry, to contribute to growing a national system of innovation. Through detailed case studies, this monograph explores how one new organisational form typical of the knowledge society, the network, is currently being created in practice, in all its complex and contingent reality, in three high technology fields. It is the third volume in the Working Partnerships: Higher Education, Industry and Innovation series.
For thousands of years, people have asked the question "How did the world begin?" While many cultures and communities have a faith-based answer to this query, the theory of evolution supplies a science-based solution.
This book examines educational policy changes and the challenges facing curriculum development in Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges in South Africa. Particular attention is paid to lessons learned and problems experienced in other countries that are applicable to the current South African context.
Debates about governance both within and outside of the South African state are increasingly turning to the question of co-ordination failure the inability of government to make interventions in key problem areas which require the inputs and actions of several government departments and agencies acting in concert with each other. Too often, the opposite occurs the silo effect where government departments work in isolation, unable and in some cases, unwilling to act on the interdependencies that straddle their governance responsibilities.
Om die volle betekenis van demografie te begryp is dit nodig om elkeen van die sleutelkonsepte daarin van nader te beskou. Daar word vandag ook dikwels van demografiese terme gebruikgemaak om sekere verskynsels by insekte- en dierebevolkings te beskryf. Demografie is egter in die eerste plek 'n dissipline wat hom besig hou met die studie van menslike bevolkings. Die beskrywings het uitsluitlik op menslike bevolkings betrekking.
This book, now co-authored with Mozambican scholar Amélia Neves de Souto, is based on Colin Darch’s Historical Dictionary of Mozambique (2019), with new entries, updated information, and the correction of some minor errors of fact and interpretation. Written primarily for a South African readership, the revised edition aims to make information on Mozambique easily available and affordable for readers interested in the history of one of South Africa's closest neighbours.
This book reviews curriculum policy, reform and implementation in South African education. This is an edited compilation of the key presentations and discussions that took place between education policy-makers and researchers at the HSRC-sponsored Round Table in September 2000.
Education plays a key role in the development of any society. Responding to the need for empirical evidence on the demand for and supply of public educators in South Africa, the Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) commissioned the Human Sciences Research Council-led consortium to conduct nation-wide research on the factors determining educator supply and demand in South African public education system. Growth demand for educators depends on learner enrolments and the learner-educator ratio, while replacement demand for educators depends on employment trends, demographics and attrition (including morbidity and morality). Educator supply depends on a number of factors, such as education graduates, morbidity and morality, and educators returning after a break from the profession.